EGBA Comments on Harvard Study
April 30, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — The recent study by the Harvard Medical School that concluded that online gambling is actually less addictive than traditional land casino-based gambling (click here for that story) was singled out for praise by the European Gambling and Betting Association recently, reports RecentPoker.com.
In a reprint of the study’s findings, the EGBA’s secretary general Sigrid Ligné commented: "Online gaming inspires polarised and passionate debate, and so has quickly become obscured by myth and innuendo. But when the outcome of this debate could affect Europe’s market leadership, people’s jobs and freedom of consumer choice, we need dispassionate consideration of the facts.
"There’s an old phrase, 'Don’t let facts stand in the way of a good story'. EGBA is ensuring that the ‘stories’ of those with vested interests don’t get in the way of the facts. Our message is simple: clarity over confusion, openness over obscurity, and research over rumour."
Considering the recent tension between the EU and the U.S. over the United States' continued persecution of the online gaming industry, this praise could serve to mend some damaged fences and help the international iGaming industry come together to find a mutually advantageous solution.
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